However, I thought it was a rubbish prompt and am just using it as an opportunity to show my new sofa and newly painted cream wall. Those sharp eyed amongst you will see that the cream above the picture rail is a different cream to the one below. This will necessitate painting the ceiling and all the walls in the room above the picture rail (sigh) but it had to be done anyway as there is quite a bit of water damage from a couple of leaks.
Sadly, the rest of the room does and will not look as clean and uncluttered as the study is the only room in my house that is really cluttered with all my stuff.
Today we started to decorate the study. Years ago when I had the room built (2000) I painted the walls a lovely burnt orange colour. The furniture has changed over the years but the colour has remained the same. I’ve recently set up a small desk top studio (ok some white board in the shape of a box) but I’m finding the orange is affecting the colour of my photographs. So very sadly I decided it had to go.
As I was doing this I decided to replace the very tatty old sofa that had been used by the dogs for years and was covered in white hair. I got a fantastic ebay bargain – £75 for a leather sofa that’s like new – and collected it with the horse box. So out went the old one on to the drive until I can either bring the horse box back to take it to the tip or get the council to come and get it.
Of course it was out their five minutes before the cats came up to sleep on it. So far every cat has had a turn and several times there was more than one. This is Mouse, sitting on the sofa cushions – I was just a minute too late as before I took the photo he had his nose buried in the gap. And ok – he’s technically not white but we thought he was when he was born.
I have a corner house with quite a wide driveway. It’s been paved very badly so all the paving stones are all wobbly and some have cracked as the cars drive over them.
I’m not a gardner – I just like it all to look neat (and it clearly doesn’t). And as you can see I need to weed the paving.
However, the weeds here are adding a little interest to the photo.
I think this was a particularly hard theme – and I didn’t feel like fracturing something on purpose